Perfect Window Treatments For Your Family

Eric Ramsey

It’s the beginning of the weekend in Gainesville, and you’re savoring a calming day sleeping in. Suddenly, a smash from the dining room snaps you from your thoughts. Sprinting through the house, you find the damage -- broken blind slats hanging down. You notice that the area has been quickly vacated, but with kids and pets, cracked window treatments are not a surprise.

So, what is the toughest window covering that can stand up to kids and pets? Faux wood plantation shutters may be your answer.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Argument Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are more fragile because of how they are designed. Most blinds use a series of thin slats that are suspended on each end by a strip of cord. Blinds are supposed to be lightweight and flexible but can definately become damaged when kids roughhouse. A tough bump can separate a slat from the cord or snap it in two. Your new puppy may appear cute poking his head through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you will have to purchase a new blind when the mailman strides by. And any cords hanging down can become a strangulation hazard for infants.

Drapes and curtains may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from above the frame, they can be torn off with the right amount of force. Those that touch the floor are the perfect height for young kids or climbing cats to pull down. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as dirty fingerprints and paw markings might only disappear when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Hold Up To Children And Pets

Plantation shutters are the preferred choice to hold up to kids and pets, especially when they are made of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters let natural light in, like blind, shades, and curtains, but use solid louvers instead of employing fragile cords. With thick louvers and a stapled tilt rod, they can endure inattentive kids and rambunctious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also wonderful for children and animals because it’s simpler to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The strong composite material can stand up to almost everything given to them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the added benefit of being cordless, making it one of the safest window treatment for your family.

Have a Sunburst Representative Bring Stronger Window Treatments to Your Windows

You could just have the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative illustrate how plantation shutters can be the perfect window covering for your kids and pets. To get a personal in-home consultation, call 813-602-5966 now.